Debian Security Advisory: New version of ePerl packages availableMar 07, 2001, 20:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Schulze)
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 17:20:04 +0100
Debian Security Advisory DSA-034-1 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze March 7, 2001
Package : ePerl Vulnerability : buffer overflow Type : local and remote root exploit Debian-specific: noFumitoshi Ukai and Denis Barbier have found several potential buffer overflow bugs in our version of ePerl as distributed in all of our distributions.
When eperl is installed setuid root, it can switch to the UID/GID of the scripts owner. Although Debian doesn't ship the program setuid root, this is a useful feature which people may have activated locally. When the program is used as /usr/lib/cgi-bin/nph-eperl the bugs could lead into a remote vulnerability as well.
Version 2.2.14-0.7potato2 fixes this.
We recommend you upgrade your eperl package immediately.
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato
Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures.
Intel ia32 architecture:
Motorola 680x0 architecture:
Sun Sparc architecture:
These files will be moved into ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/*/binary-$arch/ soon.
For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .
For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/